Arnold Palmer, 1994 US Open

Best golf courses, by Arnold Palmer

Golf Digest asked in 2011 some of the best golf players what were their favourite courses.

Here are Arnold Palmer’s ten favourite golf courses.

1. Pebble Beach

2. Augusta National

3. Oakmont

4. Pine Valley

5. Pinehurst (No. 2)

6. Seminole

7. Laurel Valley

8. Bay Hill

9. Cherry Hills

10. Oakland Hills

Arnold Daniel Palmer (September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016) was an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in golf history. He won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed “The King”, he was one of golf’s most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport’s television age, which began in the 1950s.

Palmer’s social impact on behalf of golf was perhaps unrivalled among fellow professionals; his humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of golf as an elite, upper-class pastime to a more populist sport accessible to middle and working classes. Palmer was part of “The Big Three” in golf during the 1960s, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularising and commercialising the sport around the world. (Wikipedia.)

Source: Golf Digest
Last checked on: 27 September 2016